Bruce Tolen

Obituary of Bruce G. Tolen

Bruce G. Tolen, age 84, of Goshen, entered into rest Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at home in Goshen. Bruce was born December 15, 1934 in Bronx, NY. He is the son of the late Alan and the late Ruth (Charnow) Tolen. He married Marilyn Ostrowski on April 27, 1957 at St. Stanislaw church in Maspeth Queens. He was a Korean War Veteran. He loved traveling the world with his wife, raising award winning African violets, orchids and his family.

He was employed by Fair-rite Products, Wallkill, NY as a Sales and Quality Control Manager. After retiring he volunteered for 12 years at Horton and Orange Regional Medical Center, amassing a total of 1996 hours. He also worked part time for 5 years at the information desk at Glen Arden.

He is survived by his wife: Marilyn (Ostrowski) Tolen. Children: Marc Tolen and his wife Joanne, Lori Tolen and her partner Eric McLamb and Alicia Tolen. Grandchildren: Alexander Tolen, Nicholas Tolen, Dustin Harmon and his wife Aundrea, Brianne Harmon and her wife Natasha, Connor Harmon and Emily Fonseca.

There will be a celebration of his life on Tuesday, September 3 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY with the funeral service beginning at 6:30 PM.

Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements under the care of Donovan Funeral Home, Inc. To leave a condolence online please visit .


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Donovan Funeral Home, Inc
82 South Church Street
Goshen, New York, United States

Funeral Service

6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Donovan Funeral Home
82 South Church St.
Goshen , New York, United States
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